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Keg Availability
« on: September 27, 2011, 09:41:59 AM »
A buddy of mine was looking to get some kegs and it looks like availability of used ball locks is pretty slim.

More Beer is out of stock on used kegs.

Anyone know what's up?  Have a current source?

I know prices were shooting up and I stocked up over the summer.  Or thought I did, they're all full now though...

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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 09:44:22 AM »
check out keg connection. They have availability from about 35 for unreconditioned up to 130 for new.

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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 09:48:00 AM »
Thanks.  I'll check it out.
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 09:52:38 AM »
These folks still have some. The prices have been going up and up. This is about the cheapest available right now.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/kegging/soda-kegs-fittings/used-5-gallon-keg.html
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 10:01:45 AM »
These folks still have some. The prices have been going up and up. This is about the cheapest available right now.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/kegging/soda-kegs-fittings/used-5-gallon-keg.html

Wow...remember when less the $39.95 would get you a keg that had all the rings replaced, cleaned, and polished up. 

Since pin locks seem to be a little more available, is there any solution to convert a pin lock keg to accept ball lock QD's?  Or would it be easier to just have a separate parts to hook up pin lock along side you ball locks?

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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 10:04:23 AM »
Keg connection is selling converted pin locks.  I don't know what the conversion process is, though.

I got my first kegs for $20 each...  Should've stocked up back then, but the 10 or eleven I've got should be plenty.
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 10:15:27 AM »
My local supply store announced they won't be carrying used kegs and new kegs will increase in cost. They said it is due to a lack of new 5 gallon kegs being produced in the US and bags replacing soda kegging.
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 10:52:39 AM »
I have about a dozen, mixed between pin lock and ball lock, and I don't think I paid for any of them. 8)
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 11:34:15 AM »
The rumor has it that China has been buying large lots of these used corny kegs for cheap only to recycle the SST.

Can anyone substantiate this claim?
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 11:40:17 AM »
I heard this years ago, but cannot substantiate it.  At least 5 years ago, probably longer.
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 11:52:10 AM »
The rumor has it that China has been buying large lots of these used corny kegs for cheap only to recycle the SST.

Can anyone substantiate this claim?

They're probably buying them up to build this:

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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 12:55:33 PM »
I dunno I may be weird but I have 5 kegs with the whole set up tap and tank and mini fridge and I want to go back to bottling. But I Have been debating selling my equipment for kegging but all I could get for it like 100 bucks and I payed over 450 for it.
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2011, 02:21:16 PM »
We recently made a trip through Nashville and the guys at Rebel Brewer said they're sources were drying up.  Pretty soon they'd be selling only new kegs.   

I just checked they're site, almost fifty bucks for a used one.  It seems that either a lot of people are getting into homebrewing and the whole supply/demand thing is catching up with us(basically they can up the price, cuz they'll know we'll pay for it), or all the used ones are slowly leaving us...
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2011, 05:14:58 PM »
Happily, one of my radio clients just happens to own the Dr. Pepper/ Pepsi distributorship . . Care to guess who gets all the free cornies and 20 lb. CO2 tanks they want?   :D 
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 06:22:06 PM »
I've got 8 and I don't really have a need for more at this point in time.  But given the diminishing supply and rising prices I'm tempted to pick up a few more while I can get them at $40 a pop.
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